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2021 Windows XP Backup Software & Backup Utility Free Download

Updated by Daisy on Mar 26, 2021
Written by Brithny

Are you seeking a method to restore your XP operating system quickly without reinstallation after it crashes? Are you worried about the data loss before it was too late to back it up?

On this page, 2021 two reliable Windows XP backup tools are here to help:

Why Do You Need XP Backup Software? Which One To Choose

Windows XP backup software is generally a third-party utility to protect Windows XP computers and data from various data loss situations. With it, you can easily save yourself from the listed disasters immediately with a created backup:

  • File loss issue due to deleting, formatting, virus infection.
  • Partition loss due to deleting or other error.
  • Windows XP fails to boot or XP crashes suddenly.

So which tool is better, third-party backup software or the built-in backup utility? Check out the comparison, you'll find which tool suits you the most:

Windows XP Backup Software Windows XP Built-in Backup Utility
  • Back Up System, Partition, Files
  • Easy, for all levels of Windows users
  • Support Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10
  • Back Up OS, Partition
  • Complex, for experienced Windows XP users
  • Support Windows XP

Note that Windows built-in backup utility cannot back up the partition or disk, like CD/DVD to protect your data. To back up the Windows XP system, hard drive partition, or some important files to an external hard drive, Windows XP backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup, is your best choice.

Also, we suggest beginners take EaseUS Windows XP backup software for help. It's easier and more powerful in dealing with many cases. 

Tool 1. 2021 Best Windows XP Backup Software - Beginners' Best Choice

In this part, you'll learn:

  1. 1. What Is Windows XP Backup Software
  2. 2. What Can EaseUS Windows XP Backup Software Do for You
  3. 3. How to Back Up Windows XP to External Hard Drive with This Software

What Is Windows XP Backup Software

Windows XP backup software is more like a third-party software generated by back up software producers. It works almost the same, or even better than the Windows XP built-in backup utility.

Here, we would like to recommend you try reliable EaseUS Windows XP backup software - Todo Backup. It is the best choice for Windows beginners. 

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What Can EaseUS Windows XP Backup Software Do for You

Here is a list of powerful features that you may like in EaseUS Todo Backup. See what you can do with this software:

  • Back up Windows XP files, schedule backup
  • Back up system partition, data volume, or a whole disk
  • Clone hard drive
  • Clone and migrate Windows XP to another HDD/SSD

What's more, EaseUS Todo Backup also enables you to backup system partition to an external storage drive or CD/DVD. 

How to Back Up Windows XP to External Hard Drive with EaseUS Backup Software

 Below is an example to back up Windows XP data to an external hard drive. Let's see how to use EaseUS Windows XP backup software to backup your Windows XP computer now:

Step 1. Connect the external hard drive or USB flash drive to your PC.

Step 2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and click "File" on the main window.

elect file backup mode.

Step 3. Select the files that you want to backup to external hard drive or USB. And then click "Browse" to navigate the external hard drive or USB flash drive as the file backup destination.

Select external hard drive as backup destination.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute the file to external hard drive/USB backup operation.

Besides file backup, EaseUS Todo Backup provides you with multiple methods to backup your system state, partition, disk under Windows XP.

Tool 2. Windows XP Built-in Backup Utility

In this part, you'll learn:

  1. 1. What Is Windows XP Backup Utility
  2. 2. What Can Windows XP Backup Utility Do for You
  3. 3. How to Use Windows XP Backup Utility

What Is Windows XP Backup Utility

Unlike third-party backup software, Windows XP backup utility is a handy built-in backup tool created by Microsoft. It aims to protect the Windows XP system and restore the computer to an earlier state from OS crash error.

What Can Windows XP Backup Utility Do for You

So what can you do with this backup utility on a Windows XP computer? Check out the feature list:

  • Create backup images of Windows XP system state
  • Create a backup image of Windows XP partition or disk

What's more, you can set compression level, priority, and image splitting according to your needs with this tool. 

What's Bad: Although the Windows XP backup utility is handy, it may not satisfy your demand in this day and age. Windows XP backup utility is not fully compatible with different versions of XP.

For example, Windows Backup from the XP Home computer can't make a full backup and complete automatic recovery on Windows XP Pro. What's worse, it only backup and restores files via a floppy drive, while a floppy drive is almost extinct now.

Compared with EaseUS Todo Backup, Windows XP backup utility is somehow less flexible in backing up OS, partition, data one Windows XP computers and external storage devices.

How to Use Windows XP Backup Utility

If you still want to do system state backup, the partition or disk with Windows XP backup utility, follow the tips below and give it a try:

Step 1. Open Windows Search box and type ntbackup.exe and click to open "Backup Utility".

Step 2. On Backup Utility, click "Backup Wizard [Advanced]".

Back up files via Windows XP backup utility

Step 3. If you are asked to choose what to backup, check "All information on this computer" and click "Next".

Select what to backup with Windows XP backup utility

Step 4. Select the backup destination and set the backup name, and then click "Next".

Note that Windows Backup Utility doesn't support backing up the OS to CD/DVD, you'll have to choose a local hard drive to save the image.

Step 5. Click "Finish" and wait for the backup process to finish.

After this, you've successfully created a backup of your Windows XP computer.

The Bottom Line

On this page, we included two reliable Windows XP backup tools - EaseUS Windows XP backup software and Windows XP backup utility to help you safely backup files, hard drive partition, and even the Windows XP system on your own.

For most beginners, we recommend you try EaseUS Todo Backup. It's easier, faster, and more capable of backing up OS, files, hard drive partition to an external device. 

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Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

Some of you may want to know if Windows XP is still usable in 2021. The answer is yes. Although Microsoft has stopped its support for Windows XP fo a very long period, as long as you create a system backup image, you can bring back the life of your Windows XP computer anytime. 

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. On her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.

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